Orthopedic Sports Medicine
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Dr. Brian Gilmer was born and raised in Houston, TX. His mother was an orthopedic nurse which fostered his interest in orthopedic surgery and research. He moved to Seattle, WA for residency training and found passion in the outdoors. During his fellowship, Dr. Gilmer focused his practice on ski and snowboard injuries. Early in practice, Dr. Gilmer co-founded Mammoth Orthopedic Institute before moving to Reno. Gradually his clinical, research, and teaching focus has narrowed to treatment of the knee joint including arthroscopic ACL and meniscal treatment and robotic-assisted knee replacement.
“Practicing in the Sierras has allowed me to treat outdoor athletes of all kinds and ages including skiers, snowboarders, climbers, mountain bikers, and motocross.”
Dr. Gilmer uniquely focuses on arthroscopic knee surgery and open knee surgery for athletes of all ages. He’s proud to serve as a US Ski and Snowboard Team physician.
Teaching and Professional Positions
Dr. Gilmer also serves as a consultant for Arthrex, Inc, an orthopedic device and implant manufacturer based in Naples, Florida. In this role he teaches other surgeons about novel techniques and devices in arthroscopic surgery. He feels strongly that in order to push the frontier of orthopedic and arthroscopic surgery forward, surgeons must partner with device companies to help them perfect their products. This improves outcomes for patients. Dr. Gilmer receives no royalties or payments of any kind for using Arthrex’s (or any other company’s) devices in his own patients, and also receives no payments if other physicians use (or don’t use) those devices. He is only reimbursed for his time spent teaching, or for consulting on improving certain procedures or devices. In deciding which devices to use for a particular patient’s surgery, Dr. Gilmer chooses the best available products for that patient’s particular problem. He has no conflict of interest, as he gains nothing from using (or not using) any company’s products.
Dr. Gilmer is a team physician for the US Ski and Snowboard Teams (USSA) and works in particular with the athletes of the US Freeski team. He has provided team coverage for the Dew Tour, X Games, and Mammoth Grand Prix. He provides support to the Mammoth Ski and Snowboard teams and is medical director for the Mammoth Hospital Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation.
He has performed medical mission work in Mexico, Nicaragua, Belize, and Indonesia and has taught English as a second language (ESL) classes to Spanish speakers.
Dr. Gilmer takes an active role in teaching by holding a clinical faculty position through the University of Nevada, Reno and by teaching arthroscopy to orthopedic surgery residents.
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